Buddha for Beginners
Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha. It also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth. The text, by a practicing Vajrajana Buddhist, and the vibrant illustrations illuminate the process by way of a rich legacy of stories and explanations. The book concludes with a description of the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.
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